11 May 2012 | sobot
A very good history lesson and a very good movie
This is a story about the uprising of peasants in Croatia in the XVI century. It is also described in August enoa's novel of the same title, but I'm not sure if the movie used the book as a source.
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the way this movie was made. Much attention is paid to details, the atmosphere (very creepy most of the time), but also there are scenes that testify of the director's own style.
The last half hour is reminiscent of "Braveheart"; if you get the chance to see this you should pay attention. There is even a very cruel torture scene at the end, and as I read on Wikipedia it was even more terrible in the reality.
There are some traces of the communist ideology inserted into the movie, however everything works quite well. And a warning: the characters speak a dialect of the Croatian language, so without subtitles it is hard to understand it.